Akron Art Museum donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Akron Art Museum in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 8 173,329 452,379 35,000 35,000 107,500 110,000 173,329 173,329 193,200 250,000 750,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Communities, Arts 3 107,500 714,167 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 107,500 107,500 107,500 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Arts 3 250,000 370,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
Arts, Technology 1 173,329 173,329 173,329 173,329 173,329 173,329 173,329 173,329 173,329 173,329 173,329 173,329 173,329
1 193,200 193,200 193,200 193,200 193,200 193,200 193,200 193,200 193,200 193,200 193,200 193,200 193,200

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Akron Art Museum

Donor Total 2017
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 3,619,029.00 173,329.00
Total 3,619,029.00 173,329.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (8 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation173,329.0052017-03-15Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7942-- Grant period: 02/28/2017 - 02/28/2018; goal: To help Akron Art Museum visitors better understand artwork in the permanent collection by supporting the research, development and implementation of technology that puts the knowledge of the curator at visitors’ fingertips.
Knight Foundation35,000.008--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5291-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To fully realize Phase Two of the Akron Art Museum's collection digitization project, including the development of new content for engagement.
Knight Foundation750,000.002--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5795-- Grant period: 03/01/2013 - 04/01/2016; goal: To support groundbreaking exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum as it transitions to new leadership and strives to become a model for small to mid-sized art museums, and to further the Museum's audience engagement mission.
Knight Foundation250,000.003--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5498-- Grant period: 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013; goal: To support strategic planning for the Akron Art Museum as it transitions to new leadership and strives to become a model for small to mid-sized art museums.
Knight Foundation110,000.006--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5472-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013; goal: To support Gravity and Grace, an exhibition featuring work by El Anatsui to run June 16 through Oct. 7, 2012, engaging local and national communities through innovative programming in celebration of the museum's 90th anniversary Gravity and Grace features twelve recent, monumental wall and floor sculptures widely considered to represent the apex of the artist’s career. In addition, a series of drawings illuminates the artist’s process, and wooden wall reliefs reference his earlier work in wood and bear fascinating compositional relationships to the large metal pieces.
Knight Foundation107,500.007--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4858-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2012; goal: To help digitize the Akron Art Museum's collection.
Knight Foundation193,200.004----https://knightfoundation.org/grants/6549-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 12/31/2016; goal: To support the launch of Inside|Out - an audience engagement initiative that brings ornately framed high-quality reproductions of works from the collection of the Akron Art Museum into neighborhoods throughout Summit County.
Knight Foundation2,000,000.001--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3969-- Grant period: 03/14/2006 - 05/31/2008; goal: For the "Create A Masterpiece" campaign, to expand the Akron Art Museum, enlarge its endowment, and name the new building in honor of John S. and James L. Knight.